Top 10 features that Apple stole from Windows

In the battle between Mac OS X and Windows, here's a reminder of where Microsoft supplied the innovation first

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10. Terminal: Command Prompt

Oldtimers will remember that Windows began as a GUI running on top of the MS-DOS command line OS. Today's Command Prompt is no longer DOS, but it does give command line access to Windows itself. Apple eschewed a command line interface in versions 1 through 9 of the Mac operating system, but finally gave in and added Terminal to provide access to Mac OS X's powerful Unix underpinnings. In 2006, Microsoft released Windows PowerShell, which includes a scripting language and supports some bash (Unix) shell commands.

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Heikki Kultala


Have you ever thought that there are and have been other operating systems than windows and macos X out there. Having command prompt is not "stolen from windows". It's a fundamental thing in UNIXes, and Macos X is unix. It has existed in unixes before first version of MS-DOS was released.

So, definetely not stolen from windows. "Stolen" from UNIX or Linux maybe.

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